Weekly BRACE Bulletin


Additional Scholarships

APIASF Scholarship
​The APIASF Scholarship Fund provides scholarship opportunities for all Asian American and Pacific Islander students enrolling in college for the Fall 2016 term. Attached you will find a flyer with deadline information. The onine application can be found on secure.apiasf.org/.​
WOH Scholarship
Women of HOPE, a non-profit organization in South Florida is pleased to share an exciting scholarship opportunity for a minority student. This scholarship was founded in memory of one of its founders, Lori Jones. The Lori Jones Memorial Scholarship was created in honor of one of our founders who was pivotal in the creation of Women of HOPE. Lori Jones lost her battle with Cancer in September 2005. We would like to request that you present this scholarship opportunity to seniors in your school. The selected recipient(s) will receive a scholarship in the amount of $1,000.00

Additionally, the Lori Jones Memorial Scholarship was established to encourage and support minority students to pursue a career in the healthcare field. Attached are the criteria and application form. Interested students should complete the application and submit along with the requested documents to the address provided.

WOH Scholarship Application form

WOH Scholarship Information form

The Lori Jones Memorial Scholarship will be granted annually. The deadline for submission of all applications isSeptember 30, 2015. The awarding recipient will be selected by the Board of Directors no later than October 15, 2015. The recipient will be notified verbally or in writing within 2 weeks of selection.

Gates Millennium Scholarship
The Gates Millennium Scholars Program is funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which was established in 1999 to provide outstanding African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline area of interest. 

The GMS 2016 Application opened on August 1, 2015. To be eligible for the Gates Millennium Scholars Program students must:

• Be African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian American/Pacific Islander or Hispanic American;
• Be Citizens, legal permanent residents or nationals of the United States;
• Have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 on an unweighted 4.0 scale or have earned a GED;
• Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular or other activities;
• Meet Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria;
• Enroll for the first time at a U.S. located, accredited college or university (with the exception of students concurrently pursuing a high school diploma) in the fall as a full-time, degree seeking, first year student;
• Have completed and submitted their application by the deadline; and
• Have the forms completed and submitted by the deadline on their behalf: Nominator Form: an evaluation of the student’s academic record, and;
• Recommender Form: an evaluation of the student’s community service and leadership activities.

Attached is a flyer for an informational session on the Gates Millennium Scholarship that will be held at Piper High School on Wednesday, September 2nd at 7pm. For more information on the GMS, please contact Grantis Bell at Pompano Beach High School at 754-322-2000.

Gates Millennium Scholarship Flyer

Five Star Scholarship Foundation


The Five Star Scholarship Foundation is sponsoring the seventh annual Ramon Looby Excellence in Leadership Scholarship. Below you will find details pertaining to this scholarship opportunity:

To be eligible for the Ramon Looby Excellence in Leadership Award, applicants must:
1. Be a male or female graduating senior interested in joining a historically black sorority or
fraternity of the NPHC.
2. Have a high academic achievement record, which includes at least a 3.0 grade point average
(GPA) and SAT scores of at least 1500 or ACT scores of at least 21
3. Have an excellent conduct record and high leadership potential.
4. Financial need will be considered.

Award Information


Attached you will find the scholarship application and scholarship information can be found at aloiotas.com/scholarship.htm.

Scholarship Search Engines


Paying for college is hard, but finding scholarships doesn’t have to be. Niche is a scholarship search tool that allows students to receive information about different scholarships and register to get personally matched to scholarships they are eligible to apply for. Please use the following link to start your search:colleges.niche.com/scholarships/state/florida/.
Big Future-
Big Future is a Scholarship search tool that allows students to receive information about types and sources of financial aid, and how to find scholarships. Please use the following link to start your search: bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarship-search#.
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